Were there any common threads, common ideas, running through the journal?
I often was very cold in my dreams. In the reoccurring nightmare I am always very cold, and I wake up cold even though I shouldn't be (because of the temperature of the house, cloths I wear, blankets, etc.). The last one was a mix of being very hot and very cold with nothing in between, so a lot of my dreams contain instances of extreme temperatures.
Are your dreams bizarre? Mundane?
My dreams typically follow patterns (such as the temperatures previously mentioned) but sometimes they can be very bizarre and random but still with the same themes, such as loss or being alone.
Which dreams are most disturbing? Why? What do they mean to you?
The dreams where I am alone or when I lose someone (like the reoccurring nightmare with my dad or the one where I can't find my friend) are always the most disturbing and stressful to me. They happen a lot, abandonment and aloneness are major themes of my dreams in general, and these are also what bother me the most. To me, they represent aloneness, which isn't good for me. I am not very sociable with many people, and I am typically very shy, but I really truly depend on a handful of people like my family or really close friends so the thought of them leaving me does not play out well.
What common symbols or objects did you record? What do you think these symbols mean?
Were you able to control your dreams as you remembered more and more of them?
No, there are definitely times where I am aware that it is a dream but I still am not able to control them. For example, the reoccurring nightmare always makes me aware that I am dreaming, and I always know what will happen even though I can't do anything to stop it or control what I do.
How are your dreams relevant to your waking life?
I typically include people and aspects of my life into my dreams so the interactions that I experience in my dreams sometimes manipulates how I perceive those relationships.
Was the content of different journals identical on any days? What does this tell you?
I kept having the same reoccurring dream that I always do, almost every night since I was a lot younger. This may have been a bit more relevent in my past, but it includes a loss and loss is something I've always been very worried about, to this day, so that makes sense to me.